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Libraries Are Social Institutions

Mashable’s Social Networking Awards for 2006 are here.
The are 12 categories and make a nice list of things to play with to see what might be useful metaphors for library style social relevance. Also, it’s not a bad taxonomy of the range of social networking applications out there. I wouldn’t have put ‘books’ into niche applications, I am pretty biased that this is mainstream but maybe because Amazon social recommmendations are so ‘old’ it’s just considered old hat.
Social Networking Awards – The Top Social Networks of 2006
1. Mainstream and Large Scale Networks
2. Widgets and Add-Ons
3. Social News and Social Bookmarking
4. Sports and Fitness
5. Photo Sharing
6. Video Sharing
7. Startpages
8. Places and Events
9. Music
10. Social Shopping
11. Mobile
12. Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks
Some sites to play with. No stress. No schedule. Just play.

Posted on: December 27, 2006, 8:42 am Category: Uncategorized

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